I finally got in to see the doctor about the results from the scan and x-rays that I was whinging about a while back. I have been trying to get into the local office but couldn't 'til the end of this week but managed an appointment over in Pinjarra for this morning. So after being $300 out of pocket and whinging about that I have something worth whinging about. It took awhile but I knew eventually I'd have good cause.
They now know what is wrong but *apparently* it is not fixable and will continue to get worse. Keep taking the painkillers and the Anti-inflammatory tablets, don't lift anything, work on better posture, don't do this, don't do that...See a physio if I want to, he may have some ideas on exercises that might help with controlling the pain and improving posture...
I am going to get Reiki done on a more regular basis, I've been told that meditation might help so will look into that a bit more. I went to a session last week and will go again this week but the woman doing it is not qualified, it is just a get together of like minded people I think but there are people there that are really into it. One in particular does other alternative healings so I will talk to her a bit more if she is there next time.
And yes, in amongst it all I will eat better, move more, do (when I can be bothered) all that we all should be doing to be healthy...Blah blah blah. Because really, I've said it all before and saying it again now wont make it actually happen. I know I should, I know it would help, I know I know I know...
I went shopping after the doctor, tried to lift a watermelon into the trolley. Hmmm, that hurt. Lifting the 10kilo bag of onions hurt. Getting home and putting it all into a cart to make it easier to get to the front door was a good idea but pulling the cart hurt. Emptying the catcher on the rode-on lawnmower hurt. Getting the firewood tomorrow will hurt. HoHum, I am going to have to sort something out soon. OR! And this is probably what I will do. I could do nothing and whinge about the extra hurting to anyone silly enough to listen. Hmmm again, not the best plan I've had today. I will give it some thought and try and come up with one that might actually help.
While talking to the doctor I asked about the wobbliness and bumping into things that has been happening lately. The fall I had last week hurt and though I ended up with a pretty impressive bruise it is not something that I'd want too many repeats of. He said to keep a record and if I keep falling for no reason then he will send me off for more tests. The bumping into things and not walking straight isn't new but does seem to be happening more often.
I had a Reiki session last month, anything to help the back, and afterwards the woman said that my Ethereal/etheric body was out of line with my physical body and to be careful as I might get dizzy and have trouble with balance. She didn't know about the fall or the wobbling so it did make me think that there might be something in it. It didn't help the back though she said I had some hotspots in my knees and feet. I've always had dicky knees and my feet are not as good as they should be so she may know something. I'm going to talk to some people about alternative ways to live a healthy life and see if I can understand more on why I wont look after myself better. They say that the mind is a powerful thing and I think I need to use mine a bit more, the sooner the better too I think, before I fall apart completely and give up all together.
What alternative health practices do you follow? Are they working for you? Anything you'd like to try but haven't yet? Any recommended reading material you can suggest?